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Super Sugar Snap Peas

Super sugar snap peas.

Super sugar snap peas.

Super sugar snap peas.

Super sugar snap peas.

Hardy, thick, and oh-so-sweet, Super Sugar Snap peas are the superheroes of the pea patch. Some call this pea the sweetest sugar snap ever developed! These tall plants are disease-resistant and bear twice as many pods as similar varieties. You’ll want to devour these sweet peas as soon as you pick them, but save some for the kitchen as Super Sugar Snap can be used in a variety of dishes, raw or cooked.

Sun Exposure

  • Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.5

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 9


  • Sow 1-2 inches apart, 1/2-1 inch deep
  • Plant rows 24 inches apart
  • Vines grow 60 to 72 inches
  • Needs a support system/trellis


  • Water deeply 1 inch a week; do not let soil dry out


  • Sugar snap type
  • 64 days to maturity
  • First sowing should be in early spring as soon as soil can be worked
  • Last sowing should be 2 months before frost
  • Vigorous and disease resistant
  • Remove string from pod before eating or cooking
  • Best for snacking, salads, side dishes, and stir-frying

Have you ever grown Super Sugar Snap peas? Please tell us about your experiences with Super Sugar Snap peas.


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